Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish


Thank you for visiting our website, we hope you will find it helpful. Whether you are a regular parishioner or a visitor we want you to know how welcome you are.  If you are visiting us from another part of the country, or from another parish in the Joliet diocese, or from another part of the world we want you to know that the priests and people of St. Francis of Assisi welcome you to our parish.  Please feel free to contact us for more information.


Yours in Christ
Fr. Herb Essig, Pastor


Religious Education


Parish Council Minutes


Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Catholic Charities-USA is able to provide financial support to all regions affected and Catholic Charities-USA is the best qualified agency to direct funding to the local Catholic Charities dealing with the ramifications of the storm. Over the past four years Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet has been the recipient of Catholic Charities-USA disaster relief funding when two separate tornados struck Coal City and when the diocese experienced catastrophic flooding in Kankakee and Watseka. 
If you wish to contribute, you can donate HERE
All funds (online or basket collections) will go to the same source at Catholic Charities-USA. These funds will be directed to Catholic Charities-USA where they can be spread throughout the areas of greatest need.


Attention Women of St. Francis of Assisi Parish

         Time to Register!   October 14-15, 2017

The fourth session of Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Renewal Weekend for Women will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on October 14-15, 2017.   We want to extend  this personal invitation to you to take time for God and you!

Time:         8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday; and 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (approximately) Sunday

Where:       St. Francis of Assisi Church

Given By:    A team of St. Francis of Assisi women who attended the previous CRHP weekend

Cost:          None.  This is a gift to you from the parish and the women by whom it’s being given.

Food and Dress:  Food will be plentiful.  Dress is casual.

You will need to register to reserve your spot. Registration forms are available in the Narthex.  Once completed, you can place them in the CRHP Drop Box there.  Also, you can either email or call Marva Bradbury at stfranciscrhpenrollment@gmail.com or 312-636-9930 for a registration form or if you have questions.  We hope you will take this opportunity to renew your faith with other St. Francis women.  Please act fast as spots can go very quickly!

CRHP Registration Form 2017.pdf


Blessing of the Pets

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:00pm


All animals great and small bring your human person to the outside statue of St. Francis of Assisi.  The blessing will take place at 1:00pm.




Life Line Screening will be here at St. Francis of Assisi on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  Register now for your appointment.











Monday: 7:30 P.M. Mass
Tuesday thru Saturday: 7:30 A.M. Mass
Saturday 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 8:15,10:00 & 11:45 A.M.
American Sign Language
interpreted Mass is offered at the
8:15 Mass every weekend.
Holy Day
Please call the Parish Office
for Mass times.

Sarament of Reconciliation
Saturday, 4:00 - 4:45 P.M., after weekday Mass, or by appointment.



Upcoming Events



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